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Secure Computing buys CipherTrust to become market leader

Secure Computing Corporation has acquired CipherTrust. This merger firmly establishes Secure Computing as a major player in the enterprise gateway security market.

In addition to protecting corporate network infrastructures, the combined company's solutions will address the fast-growing Web and messaging gateway security needs.

These solutions protect against malicious inbound attacks such as spam, viruses or other malware; from policy and regulatory compliance violations related to sensitive data leaks; and compromises in identity and access control.

This transaction also provides the opportunity to accelerate the combined company's revenue growth by making the high-growth messaging product line available to Secure Computing's worldwide channel network.

Together, Secure Computing now has more than 18,000 customers and 1,800 resellers in 106 countries, thereby delivering even greater opportunities to cross-sell the full Secure Computing product line.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.